Yoko Ono hospitalised in New York with 'flu-like' symptoms

Son Sean denies reports Ono had a stroke 

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Yoko Ono has been hospitalised in New York City for flu-like symptoms, her spokesperson has confirmed.

A Fire Department spokesman said an ambulance was called to Ono's apartment in Manhattan around 9pm on Friday.

Her son Sean Ono Lennon denied reports the 83-year-old had a stroke and said his mother was dehydrated and tired. 

Ono’s representative Elliott Mintz told the Associated Press she was advised to go to the hospital by her doctor and should be discharged by Sunday.

Ono is being treated at the Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan, the same hospital where her husband and former Beatle John Lennon was pronounced dead in 1980.

Ono, a performance artist and activist, married Lennon 1969. She was living with Lennon when he was shot and fatally wounded outside of their apartment. She continues to live in the same building.